Travis Green Takes Trip to Manhattan

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Signing with Dodge City Community College, Safety Travis Green has Kansas State in his future plans....

Travis Green signed with Dodge City Community College in February. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound safety gave a commitment to Kansas State a couple months later in April. He plans on spending a year and a half at Dodge City before officially joining the Wildcat program.

"Everything is going good," Travis Green said of his time at Dodge City. "I took a redshirt this year. They have some older guys they want to get out on the field to get bigger exposure. I'll also have three years of eligibility left when I get to Kansas State."

The Wildcat staff offered Green out of Omaha North as a senior. After a big senior year with the North Vikings, Green was named 1st team All-Metro by Omaha World Herald , 2nd team Super All-State by the Lincoln Journal Star, and selected to play in The Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Now in his first semester at Dodge City C.C., Green made his third visit to Manhattan this season for the Kansas State-Oklahoma game.

"It's about a four hour drive to Manhattan," said Green on his visit. "I went up to watch the game. The first half was amazing. They did a great job moving the ball. In the second half they had trouble defending the passing game.

"Oklahoma has a great team and made some big plays. It was a tough loss, but it isn't anything coaching can't fix. They'll be able to overcome this."

Green would like it make it back to campus for the Wildcats' two remaining home games with Texas A&M and Iowa State. Although it is a little more than a year before he's able to enroll as a student he already feels at home on visits.

"Every time I go I'm treated like family," said Green of visits to Kansas State. "The players talk to me like they've already accepted me as one of their teammates. I love being in the pre-game atmosphere. The fans are crazy.

"I have a very good, respectful relationship with all of the coaches. I talk regularly with Coach (Del) Miller. We have a strong relationship. He recruited me out of high school. I always have a good time when I'm there for football or basketball games."

Dodge City C.C. went 3-6 on the regular season but will play Sunday, November 6th in the Region VI Semifinals against Butler C.C. Green will continue to do his role on the Conquistador team as he awaits his turn to get on the field next season.

"I'm on the scout team and help the team get ready," Green said. "We workout Sunday and Wednesday and hit the books. My experience here is going to help me to be ready when I get to Kansas State and hopefully make the transition easier.

"Next year, I'm still going to have to impress the coaches. I'm ready though. I've been waiting to unleash the beast for awhile now. It will be time to go get it."

At Omaha North, Green was known for his hitting ability and his excellent speed at free safety. He also starred in track at North and ranks 8th of the school's all-time list for the 400 meter dash with a 53.22 and 5th all-time in the long jump with a 19' 1.50.

Green plans on finishing his studies by December 2012 and ready to join Kansas State in for the spring term in 2013.

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